When a picture of a little boy and girl who became best friends on an airplane was first posted on social media, it warmed hearts across the nation. They strolled out of the airport hand-in-hand after making an instant connect during their flight to Flint, Michigan. And now little Kendell and Shauntay have reunited again, happily hugging each other and already planning future playdates.
Kendell and Shauntay’s story first captured hearts when a photo of them holding hands was posted in a social media group called Saginaw Love.
Kendall and Shauntay warmed hearts across the nation when they were photographed walking hand-in-hand outside of the airport in Flint, Michigan after becoming fast friends on their flight A woman named Monica shared the heartwarming photo in the hopes it would find its way to Shauntay’s mother, who she sat next to on the plane. ‘I flew home from St Pete’s last night, next to a wonderful woman from Saginaw,’ Monica wrote in the caption.
‘I would love for her to find this picture, but I never caught her name. The little boy in this photo is hers.’ ‘These two kids were total strangers and the little girl just scooped her little man’s hand right into hers! This is our future.’
‘This can and should be our future – color-free, yet so colorful.’ Kenya Menzies-Peoples, Shauntay’s mother, spotted the photo and shared it herself. The picture quickly went viral, receiving thousands of likes and hundreds of shares. ‘It’s kids being kids,’ Menzies-Peoples told WNEM. ‘When left to their own devices, everybody is naturally nice.’ ‘All the bad stories and bad things we hear, it’s just nice to see something pure and innocent.’ Menzies-People and Nicole McCluskey, Kendell’s mother, happily watched as their children played at Bishop Airport again.
McCluskey said the photo’s popularity is proof that we ‘do need more good in the world’. ‘This was a prime example,’ she said. ‘And it just gives us hope.’ Allegiant Airlines was so touched by Kendell and Shauntay’s friendship that they gifted both families $100 off their next flight and free parking at the airport. ‘When they heard this, it just really touched their hearts,’ spokesman Autumn Perry-MacClaren said. ‘It made them want to show kindness in return.’ The kids are already looking forward to seeing each other again, with little Kendell hoping Shauntay will soon come over to her house for a playdate.
This is how people reacted to this post:
Monica – Awwww so sweet!
Nicole – I was contacted last by Allegiant Airlines about my 6 year old daughter Kendall capture in a priceless beautiful moment.
I was taught to treat people how you want to be treated and pretty is as pretty does. My two girls Karleigh and Kendall make me proud everyday to be their mother, they are my world.
Athena – Kids are just kids one thing I love about my area is that my kids have grown up with all different kinds of people. I love living in Michigan.
Adrienne – Kids don’t care who their friends are as long as they can all play together. It’s us the adults who don’t want to be nice to one another. We always totally do the opposite. Run & be nasty to one another.
Stacey – So beautiful. My blue eyed blonde, freckle faced son’s first sleep over in kindergarten was his best buddy Shauntaye, a little girl who happened to be An African American classmate. To this day they remain friends. Both are 32 years old!
Beverly – This is so sweet,a little child shall lead them,that is pure love in all capsThese children are are setting a good example for us adults who believe black people came from an unknown planet that oyt Creator did mot make.
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